Peppersoup is one of the most delicious Nigerian foods. I want to talk about the assorted meat recipe and a couple of other recipes that I know how to prepare. You will learn about the ingredients/spices used for pepper soup also.
We have different recipes in Nigeria that are made with different kind of meat and fishes. The most popular is goat meat recipe followed by the assorted cow/goat meat recipe (which includes shaki [cow tripe], pkomo, fresh meat, intestine, liver and kidney), also we have the cow tail peppersoup, catfish pepper soup which is fondly called ‘point and kill’.

Here is how I Make Nigerian peppersoup with assorted cow meat. I have used the phrase ‘Assorted cow meat’ on several parts of this site. If you don’t understand what I mean, here is an explanation. – Assorted cow meat in Nigerian is simply different parts of a cow, it includes the cow flesh (beef) cow tripe, liver, kidney, intestine etc.


I used all of that to prepare the plate of peppersoup above as you will also see in the video at the bottom of this page.

Pepper soup is a very popular evening meal in Nigeria, visit this page for all other Nigerian Dessert Recipes.

Here is all the ingredients I used as well as the images of “ehu” ‘assorted meat” and Uziza seeds” for easy identification, click to view.

1 kg of assorted meat (goat or cow)
3 Seeds of Ehu
Scent leaves (a handful)
Ground Uziza seeds – 1 teaspoon
Sliced Utazi Leaves (optional)(to taste)
2 cubes of maggi or knorr
4 Spoons of ground crayfish (optional)
Half cup of onions
Salt and pepper to taste
Sachet of Kitchen Glory (beef seasoning)


NOTE: Uziza seeds are very pepperish, be sure to taste before adding more (ordinary) pepper.

The seed of ehu is one of the most relevant peppersoup ingredients and it requires a special kind of preparation. Just go ahead and break away the outer shell, then go ahead and blend/pound together with the uziza seeds and crayfish

Some people like to heat the ehu before using them; It is a common practice in the rural areas. They just throw them into red hot charcoal for few seconds then remove when they are turning dark, break away the outer membrane and grind. I usually achieve the same end by droping them in a frying iron spoon and hovering over my gas burner, but you can avoid all of that.

Also grind the uziza seeds, slice the onions and utazi leaves and set aside in a plate.

What you find below are the images of assorted meat (right), the second plate on the left contains a combination of ground Uziza seeds, ehu and crayfish on one side, Onions and scent leaves too.


This same ingredient (ehu) is used for making several other Nigerian foods, like the African salad and Nkwobi Ndi Igbo.

If you are preparing pepper soup with assorted goat meat you may want to wash the meat thoroughly with boiled water and start cooking with just onions and some simple ingredient. (A cube of maggi, sachet of kitchen glory and a pinch of salt).

You can start cooking the harder meat first and then add softer and easier to cook ones later; I chose to begin with the cow flesh, intestine and cow tripe (towel); while I add the liver and kidney several minutes later.

Cook on medium heat for 20-40 minutes, then add the ground ehu, uziza, crayfish and remaining onions. Allow to boil for about 5-10min, taste for salt and pepper.

Add the sliced utazi and scent leaves simultaneously, salt and (ordinary) pepper to taste. Allow to boil for another five to ten minutes and you just made a delicious Goat meat peppersoup, One of Nigeria’s most popular evening meals.

You can serve alone with a chilled bottle of your favorite drink. Although, I enjoy it better with boiled white rice or yam.

Here is the video for making goat meat peppersoup, you will learn so much by seeing the video if you are browsing this site from a pc or a mobile device that supports YouTube videos. You will also learn about all the ingredients used in making this delicious meal.

Why not try this out in your kitchen and tell me all about it? Use the comment form below.

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  1. Chy Anegbu  September 20, 2012

    Nigerian peppersoup is one of the most delicious evening dessert in Nigeria,
    I would love to hear your own opinion on this matter.

    What do you think?

    • Akerele opeyemi  July 6, 2017

      Hello ma,thanks for this wonderful recipe.pls I bought pepper soups ingredient in a powdery form,can I use it .then what other things do I need to add.thanks

    • ann  December 22, 2017

      Can i use peppersoup spice instead of kitchen glory beef seasoning?

  2. Favour Enaks  March 31, 2014

    Thanks for Ur lectures on different delicacies but i would love to ask if this method of cooking pepper soup is basically igbo method base on the ingredient mentioned.

  3. Babe kosi  May 20, 2014

    Chy well done

    You have really inspired me a lot , I have tried some of your wonderful recipes and my husband was like wow.

    My problem is how to get the cook because I am residing in Cotonou and I really need the book.

  4. Ebele  July 18, 2014

    U really inspired me. Keep it up.

  5. Chinyere Nnarah  August 10, 2014

    Wow, i just learnt alot now especially g
    oat meat pepper soup which my husband loves much. Thanks so much.

  6. halimah belgore  October 1, 2014

    Well done. But how do I get d uzizi and utazi leave?

    • Zeus  February 10, 2017

      Na WA oh!!! Babe go market na. Oky, ask for igbo shop for market dey may be a handful of Help k

  7. chidimma  October 12, 2014

    Lovely now I can make my boyfriend wait for my coming home from work.

  8. jolayemi beatrice abosede  November 20, 2014

    nice one

  9. bridget  December 31, 2014

    Thanks chy, u have saved many homes by sharing ur cooking secrets
    I love and aprreciate ur efforts.

  10. bridget  December 31, 2014

    thanks chy , u have save many homes with ur Cook books.
    I love cooking and ur books have taken my cooking to another level, kudos to u.


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